Last week, Nash bought a used grain dryer from a farmer in Idaho. It utilizes a common design found in grain-growing regions worldwide—a flow-through process that feeds a continuous stream of damp grain through one end, exposing the moving grain to warm air inside the dryer, and getting drier grain out the other. Depending on moisture level, this dryer can dry 20 ton in a 24-hour period, to reduce moisture 1-2%.
It is a small dryer compared to some found inn the Midwest, but it can process more grain in a shorter time than our old, homemade one. That one blows warm air through a bin with a wire mesh bottom. We may use the old dryer for small seed batches, and the newer one for large grain projects.